Edward Gayowski, 58, will not have to report to prison until Jan. 7 on a wire fraud conviction. U.S. District Judge Terry Means also ordered on Tuesday Gayowski to pay $70,845 in restitution and $5,000 in fines.
Gayowski fraudulently inflated expense reports for airline travel, hotel and meal expenses, and car rentals in connection with business trips he took while employed as a salesman with Illinois Tool Works (ITW) between 2007 and 2010, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Gayowski submitted fraudulent expense reports to ITW with false receipts for travel that never occurred, and obtained cash repayment for personal use, the release said. In addition, Gayowski submitted fraudulent expense reports to ITW for airline travel under his name, but was used by his family members, the release said. — Mitch Mitchell